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Dale Earnhardt Jr. finds balance in life

...Washington Redskins. Spending time with his family. And drinking cold beer."You got that in the right order, too," crew chief Steve Letarte, said.By finding a healthier balance, Earnhardt has learned to keep things in perspective.He's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-06/dale-earnhardt-jr-finds-ba
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins to complete season sweep at Pocono

...he keep the momentum headed into NASCAR's version of the playoffs?"You're the broadcaster," Earnhardt teased crew chief Steve Letarte about that question."You don't," the departing Letarte said. "You're too far from the Chase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-03/dale-earnhardt-jr-wins-com
NASCAR the big winner with Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. dueling at top of points standings

...followed it by leading a race-high 63 laps Sunday at Pocono before finishing sixth. The win went to Earnhardt, who used crew chief Steve Letarte's strategy to complete the Pocono sweep. It was his third win of the season ? the same amount of victories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-04/nascar-big-winner-jeff-gor
Jeff Gordon is making run at fifth NASCAR title

...We are not running as well as we need to," crew chief Chad Knaus said. "I think everybody knows that...Johnson has three career wins at Pocono.CREW CHIEF: Hamlin will have a new crew chief at Pocono after NASCAR penalized Joe Gibbs Racing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-02/jeff-gordon-making-run-fif
Jeff Gordon on track for fifth title

...dominating, you kind of lose the motivation," Gordon said.But he is inspired by the work ethic and dedication of crew chief Alan Gustafson, and fears being "the weak link" of the race team. He also is motivated to share his success with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-28/jeff-gordon-track-fifth-ti
Impromptu kiss by Dale Jarrett has become an Indy tradition

...to the Indianapolis 500. Back in '96, Jarrett and crew chief Todd Parrott kneeled down and planted a big ol' kiss...forgot about sealing the win with a kiss.Like a good crew chief, Parrott again made the right call."Todd grabbed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-24/impromptu-kiss-dale-jarret
Some big names haven't made the Sprint Cup Championship yet

...now, as a team, we need to show up each weekend, and put full weekends together; from myself to Kenny (Francis, crew chief) to everybody on our team," Kahne said. "We just need to step up, and if we do that, I feel like yes, there is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-09/some-big-names-havent-made
Homer in ninth lifts GreenJackets past Sand Gnats

...Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.Crew chief Daniel Knost was fined $10,000 on Tuesday because the track bar on Busch's Chevrolet exceeded the maximum separation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-08/homer-ninth-lifts-greenjackets-pa
NASCAR suspends Denny Hamlin's crew chief six races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection after his third-place finish at Indianapolis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-29/nascar-suspends-denny-haml
Race Team Alliance could end disconnect between NASCAR, teams

...teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for the drivers.NASCAR summoned the crew chiefs from every Sprint Cup organization to hash out a solution. The teams were almost unanimously in favor of using the cooling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-21/race-team-alliance-could-e